Goddess Kali is the frightened and violent
form of mother goddess. The meaning of name Kali is 'force of Kala or time'
which makes all things short-lived. Goddess Kali is the destroyer of unawareness
who sustains the world order while blesses and frees all people who are looking
for knowledge of God. The name of kali is related with Agni, in relation to
Vedas, who is the god of fire and known for seven sparkling tongues of flame.
Apart from these, Kali has the black and horrible tongue. This is measured to be
the source for the name "Kali", who is the gloomy partner of Shiva. Goddess Kali
is related with many other Hindu goddesses like Durga, Bhadrakali, Sati, Rudrani,
Parvati and Chamunda who is the chief among the Dasa-Mahavidyas, ten violent
By the legend, goddess Kali have frightening
hurtful eyes, overhang tongue, and four arms together with a bloody sword in her
upper left hand and a disengaged head in her lower left hand, which makes the
most frightened picture. She makes the gesture of fearlessness through her upper
left hand while the lower right hand presents benefits. She is always found
decorate with a chain of severed human heads and a belt of dissect arms which is
also gives a terrifying look to her personality. Goddess Kali is often exposed
in a dancing mode or in sexual union with Shiva.
Here is a Kali mantra given for worship:
KRING KRING KRING
HING HRING DAKSHINE KALIKE
KRING KRING KRING HRING HRING
HUNG HUNG SWAHA